- Mar 2, 2010
I'm in Dargoth's Tower actuallyMerde, you are playing fast! I like to take it slow and smell the the blood of my vanquished enemies and enjoy the great architecture of the dungeons.
It's not that I'm playing fast, it's the amount of time I"m sinking in it... I had some things that HAD to be done yesterday. I did get them done. Otherwise I did nothing but play BT2, with quick (very quick) breaks for food and the bathroom. I was up until 2am playing, and I must've spent 10h on the game yesterday alone. I don't remember the last time a game grabbed me this hard and just would not let go. I think it was DOS, but even with that I could take breaks more frequently (I was also busier though). It's certainly much more engaging than BT1 and I think the reduced encounters have something to do with it.
The tombs do troll quite hard. I'm surprised they're easier than DD4 though, since DD4 is supposedly the starter dungeon that gets your party ready for the "real" game. That's pretty bad balancing, since completing DD even with a fresh party will trivialize the tombs. The SP recharging squares are great, I found another one in Fanskar's. With mage staves on and Duotime playing I get back my SP super quick.The Tombs dungeon is trolling me, though. I'm trying to get out, but instead I'm getting sent down!
Hah, I got completely stuck on this one. The name seemed a bit odd on the map though so I googled it and found the much more reasonable spelling. Still, this was a bad mistake, and I"m surprised they didn't include a txt erratum or something on the floppy.1.The map has a typo, and I failed to answer a riddle to which I'm sure the answer should be "Philippi". I instead wrote Phillippi, since due to the typo on the map ("Phillppi) I was not sure of the spelling.
I did have a very odd moment walking out of the tombs, when I stepped on what I knew where antimagic squares and my spells didn't get dispelled. Specifically MACO was still working as if nothing happened (not just icon visible, it actually works).2. The spell icons don't update correctly. Both Levitate and Locate Traps expire, but their incons linger. Damned annoying!
Also, I found that segment 2 casts YMCA. And there was much rejoicing.
It's Sir Robin's Tune in BT3. I looked at the manuals and it's the new song for that game, all the others there are lifted from BT2. Of course they went ahead and flipped around the order of the songs again. I really wish I had Sir Robin's right now, though I'm effortlessly running away from most encounters, so no big deal I guess.In BT3 there as a Bard Song that prevented enemy summonings, but after a looking through the list of spells and bard songs I can't find anything similar in BT2.
Is this LEVI? MALE seems to work fine. But then neither it nor YMCA ever really expire...Heh, in DOS version of BT2 it looks like when the Levitate spell expires it is the Armour icon that disappears.
Have fun. I just went through it, and while it's inferior to BT2, it's still good fun.Starting BT1 today. Got my graph paper. Got the original manual from my C64 version for spell reference. I've never been so excited to play a 30 year old game.